American Action Forum examined more than 300 ex parte filings to FCC from companies and public interest groups on the upcoming spectrum auctions
The Wall Street Journal reports this morning on the president’s call to raise the federal minimum wage: “President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to focus his final three years in office on income inequality in the U.S., calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage and defending the government's role in boosting economic mobility.” This morning DHE responds in the New York Times and below to the President’s policy proposals.
The Empowering Patients First Act (H.R. 2300) is legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with patient centered solutions. The proposed reform creates a defined contribution environment intended to “ensure access to health coverage for all Americans; rein in out-of-control costs; solve insurance challenges of portability and pre-existing illness; and improve the health care delivery structure,” and achieves budget neutrality. We used a non-elderly, health insurance market model to estimate the budgetary and health insurance market impacts of the legislation compared to current law.
Medicare spending encompasses an unsustainable 16 percent of the federal budget. Over the last decade (2000-2011), Medicare spending per capita grew at a rate double that of per capita GDP growth.
The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had many well-documented failures. From a broken website, to broken regulations, to higher premiums, and cancelled plans, many are wondering how these mistakes could pile up concurrently. Examining the data on regulatory review, it is clear the White House fast-tracked many ACA regulations, rushing 27 rules without any review.